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For Gennaro


released August 10, 2016

Written/Recorded/Mixed/Mastered/Butchered by Mateo Garcia @ Ol' Yeller in Allston, MA between Summer 2015 - Spring 2016
Drums on "Caustic", "Callow", and "Blood" by Dylan Sylvester
Bass on "Caustic", "Callow", and "Blood" by Jordan Lagana
Mandolin on "Hum" by Ryan Halberg
Gang vocals on "Caustic" by Mike Nevin, Kevin Patrick King, Jeff Crenshaw, Alex Fatato, Grayson Kirtland, Joe Cecere, and Kit Castagne.

Released digitally and on tape via Whelmed Records WR-002

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Track Name: Flesh
It starts within me
spreads around

It starts within me
waits around

I'll end it with me
no one around
no false pretense

I'll end it with me
my body sound
my common sense

Burning flesh from the inside out
Track Name: Caustic
I've become redundant thoughts
and you're the smell of smoke in my jacket

How foolish and naive I've been
and I'm paying hell for it I guess

I've become a disappointment
and you're the light that bleeds into my room in cold mornings

Wish there was something else that I could have done
but I guess we cant always get what we want

Cut my head off and get a new one
Cut my head off and bury it into the fucking ground
Track Name: Frond
An open space
a swelling sun

Swing from a palm tree's falling frond

A cluttered space
a blinding sun

Lose track of where we are from

An empty space
a setting sun

Another room for you to haunt
Track Name: Callow
I close my eyes
I'm in your room
You're taking your clothes off
then off comes your skin

You press my head
into your chest
It wasn't fair then and it isn't now
I'm sorry I wasn't around

Bookends bursting
from pushing outwards
towards a different place
a calm I can't forgive or forget

Blood oaths bruising
from peeling scabs
I missed it then and I miss it now
I'm sorry I wasn't around

But you vanish like a ghost
that came in through
a dream turned into a nightmare
and it's true
I'll wake up feeling better some day soon
but for now
I'll just sit and shake the whole night through

Finding myself sketching traces
of memories that never happened

I wish I was just as devastating
Track Name: Acid
It's massive
and brilliant
and raging
in my insides

I'd like to think I'm good at loving you but I'm not

It's acid
and corrosive
for an instant

I'd like to think I'm through with loving you but I'm not

(it's open, hello hello)
Track Name: Blood
I've been making more excuses
for hanging around
I started
reallocating blood

To my open wounds
on salty skin
for the hell of it

Cause I know
It should hurt
but not for how long

The cold cut my teeth
and moved in
I felt it settle in between
my turning stomach and my spleen

I was dying to see you in a week
but it couldn't wait
I was too far away and too late

I said I'd wait and hope for what could have been
"But where the fuck will that get you?"